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Motor vehicle accidents can result from marijuana use

A tragic accident in California last year took the lives of a mother and daughter as they set out from home to run some errands together. The crash happened near Modesto. The driver of the other vehicle, 16 at the time of the wreck, will be tried as an adult on charges of vehicular manslaughter. Such charges are not uncommon for those who cause fatal motor vehicle accidents.

The girl was driving a 2006 Mercedes sedan and had two passengers, her 14-year-old brother and another 16-year-old boy. The other vehicle was a 2003 Ford Escape. The Mercedes was driving north when it collided with the Ford that was making a left-hand turn. The Ford flipped and came to a stop some distance from the intersection. According to witnesses, the Mercedes may have been speeding.

The mother and daughter in the Ford were trapped inside the car, and it took some time to free them. The mother died at the scene, and her daughter was rushed to the hospital where she passed away as a result of her injuries. The passengers in the other vehicle were also transported to an area hospital for treatment. In addition to possibly speeding, the driver of the Mercedes is suspected of having been under the influence of marijuana.

The sudden death of loved ones due to motor vehicle accidents always comes as a shock in California. Families will want answers as to how the accident happened. Talking to an experienced personal injury attorney may shed some light on the details and cause of the accident. While nothing can bring the loved ones back, a civil suit may be able to provide some compensation for medical costs, final costs and other verifiable losses.

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